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June 2, 2021 | In the News: Indian Country Today

The State of Alaska Stands by Decision on Donlin Gold Mine

Olivia Glasscock, Attorney, Alaska Office, Earthjustice: “There is no mine on Earth of this size or type that has ever succeeded in not contaminating surrounding waters, and Donlin will be no different. Earthjustice will continue to challenge this short-sighted plan, which would rob an entire region of a priceless river only to line the pockets of mine developers.”

May 27, 2021 | Legal Document

DEC Commissioner's Decision Donlin Mine

A commissioner from the Department of Environment and Conservation in Alaska rejected a ruling from an administrative law judge finding that a water quality certificate should not have been issued for the Donlin Gold mine.

April 22, 2021 | Legal Document

Michigan Court Orders Re-Consideration of Back 40 Mine Permit

A Circuit Court judge in Michigan ordered an Administrative Law Judge to re-consider a decision granting a mining permit for Aquila Resources' Back 40 Mine, and to enlarge the record with additional evidence concerning groundwater impacts of the mine.

April 21, 2021 | In the News: E&E News

About-face: Army Corps to consult with tribes on WOTUS

Stu Gillespie, Attorney, Rocky Mountain Office, Earthjustice: "It is further proof that the Trump administration's abrupt decision to forgo any consultation with the tribes on the Rosemont mine [jurisdictional determination] was not just unlawful, but based on irresponsible and indefensible policy. The corps must own up to this error by revoking the Rosemont JD and consulting with the tribes before undertaking any action."

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